The average life span for a typical asphalt shingle roof is about 25 to 30 years. For commercial roofing systems, it’s a little bit shorter at 20 to 25 years. Experts say that you can extend the estimated service life of your roof with regular and proper maintenance. However, despite your efforts to keep your roof in good shape, it will still slowly but inevitably approach the end of its life.
The last few years of a roofing system can be tricky for many homeowners. During this time, problems can occur frequently, calling for repair service more often. After a certain point, you have to realize that it may be more practical to replace your old roof instead of paying for repairs every other month. Let our experts at Earl W. Johnston Roofing show you the signs that your roof may well be past this point.
Checking for issues on your residential roofing system doesn’t always require you to get up on the roof. One telltale sign of an aging roof is actually visible from the ground. Look for spots on your roof that appear darker than the others. These dark spots suggest the presence of mold or algae. Mold isn’t actually harmful to your roof, but it is a symptom of water penetration, a problem that becomes more common the older a roof gets.
Shingles are designed to be nailed perfectly flat on the roofing panel. If you see multiple shingles that are blistering, cracking, fading, lifting, breaking, or completely missing, then you know that your roof is long overdue for a full replacement.
A Drop in Energy Efficiency
Lastly, as your roofing system ages, its performance will also slowly deteriorate. This can easily be seen by comparing your current energy bills with ones from a few years back. Efficiency losses mean that your roof is way past its prime and needs to be replaced.
At Earl W. Johnston Roofing, our professionals can help you get started on replacing your aging roof. Give us a call at (954) 989-7794 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood, FL, as well as other neighboring areas in Florida.